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Australian & New Zealand Military Aircraft Serials & History

RNZAF Lockheed P-3B/K Orion
NZ4201 to NZ4206

     
 

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Serial USN.Serial. Type. Const.No.. Aircraft history
NZ4201 Bu152886 P-3B 185-5190 Part of a five aircraft P3B Orion order (NOW 65-0043NZ) that was approved by the NZ Government on 24 August 1964 for a total cost of NZ$17.36 million.
Handed over to RNZAF at Burbank, California on 15 August 1966.
BOC Hobsonville on 01 August 1966 with No.5 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Radio call sign ZMZMA.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 27 October 1966.
Modified to P-3K during late 1980s.
Still in service with No.5 Sqn RNZAF.
Total flight hours of 18,780 as at November 2003.

Orion NZ4201
Photo by Martin Edwards  Orion NZ4201
Photo by Martin Edwards  Orion NZ4201 
Wanaka 
18th April 2006
Photo by George Canciani

NZ4202 Bu152887 P-3B 185-5192 Part of a five aircraft P3B Orion order (NOW 65-0043NZ) that was approved by the NZ Government on 24 August 1964 for a total cost of NZ$17.36 million.
BOC Hobsonville 01 August 1966 with No.5 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Radio call sign ZMZMB.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 10 December 1966.
Modified to P-3K during late 1980s.
Still in service with No.5 Sqn RNZAF.
Total flight hours of 19,499 as at November 2003.

Orion NZ4202
Photo by Rod Farquhar  Orion NZ4202
Photo by Rod Farquhar  Orion NZ4202
Photo by Rod Farquhar  P-3K NZ4202 5 SQN Christchurch Glen Reid Collection  Orion NZ4202 
Fairford 
26th July 1999
Photo by Gerard Helmer

NZ4203 Bu152888 P-3B 185-5200 Part of a five aircraft P3B Orion order (NOW 65-0043NZ) that was approved by the NZ Government on 24 August 1964 for a total cost of NZ$17.36 million.
BOC Hobsonville 04 January 1967 with No.5 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Radio call sign ZMZMF.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 11 December 1966.
Modified to P-3K during late 1980s.
Still in service with No.5 Sqn RNZAF.
Total flight hours of 20,002 as at November 2003.

Orion NZ4203
with Kiwi! 
Fairford 
July 1989
Photo by Mick Bajcar  Orion NZ4203 
Fairford, UK 
July 1989
Photo Mike Freer  Orion NZ4203
Photo by Rod Farquhar  Orion NZ4203 
Butterworth
7th May 2008
RAAF Photo

NZ4204 Bu152889 P-3B 185-5202 Part of a five aircraft P3B Orion order (NOW 65-0043NZ) that was approved by the NZ Government on 24 August 1964 for a total cost of NZ$17.36 million.
BOC Hobsonville 04 January 1967 with No.5 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Radio call sign ZMZMG.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 12 December 1966.
Modified to P-3K during late 1980s.
Still in service with No.5 Sqn RNZAF.
Total flight hours of 17,920 as at November 2003.

Orion NZ4204
Photo by Peter Prince

NZ4205 Bu152890 P-3B 185-5208 Part of a five aircraft P3B Orion order (NOW 65-0043NZ) that was approved by the NZ Government on 24 August 1964 for a total cost of NZ$17.36 million.
BOC Hobsonville 04 January 1967 with No.5 Squadron, Whenuapai.
Radio call sign ZMZMH.
Arrived at Whenuapai on 14 December 1966.
Modified to P-3K during late 1980s.
Still in service with No.5 Sqn RNZAF.
Total flight hours of 19,247 as at November 2003.

Orion NZ4205
NAS Moffett Field, California circa 1985.
Photo John D. Voss 

NZ4206 BU155291 P-3K 185B-5401 Delivered to the RAAF in April 1968 as P-3B model with serial A9-291.
Bought from the RAAF by RNZAF in May 1985 for NZ$19 million and serialled as NZ4206.
Modified to P-3K.
Still in service with No.5 Sqn RNZAF.
Total flight hours of 15,188 as at November 2003.

Highlight for Album: Orion A9-291  Orion NZ4206
RIAT Fairford U.K. 
July 1999
Photo by Martin Edwards  Orion NZ4206
 Exercise Bersama Padu
October 2010
Butterworth
RAAF Photo  Orion NZ4206 
 Exercise Bersama Padu
October 2010
RAAF Photo

 
 
     

Author: Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)

Sources: AHSNZ publications. NZ Wings 1988-1989. RNZAF records. NZ Herald 27 January 2004.

Emails: Les Billcliff, Martin Edwards, Brendan Cowan,

Updated 17 December 2013

     
     

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